SPONSORED SESSION: ACCO Brands & Ceridian: Two Tales of Deploying HCM in the Cloud

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
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Join Tom Cielak, Director of HR Operations at ACCO Brands, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office products, and Sara Hill, CHRO of Ceridian, a global leader in human capital management technology, as they share their experiences for successfully implementing their Human Capital Management solutions in the cloud. They will discuss best practices, common pitfalls, preparation as well as team & resource management. Leave with an understanding of the fundamental principles required for successful cloud implementations along with:

  • Planning and pre-implementation steps required to ensure a successful launch
  • Common implementation pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Preparing for surprises – turning challenges into opportunities
  • Identifying the right team and ensuring adequate resources for roll-out
  • Tips for ensuring successful user adoption and engagement
  • Understanding and deploying change management strategies
  • Long-term strategies for success and transitioning to support
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Tom Cielak


Tom Cielak is the Director, HR Operations for ACCO Brands. He is responsible for managing US payroll, HRIS, time and attendance and the employee call center. He holds a BBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Iowa.

Sara Hill


Sara Hill is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Ceridian. In this role, Sara oversees the global human resources functions across Ceridian and is based in Minneapolis.  She has responsibility for enhancing the employee experience, increasing employee engagement, and developing people and talent management strategies to bring Ceridian to the next level. Prior to joining Ceridian, Sara most recently served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources at U.S. Bancorp, providing HR leadership for the Wealth Management and Securities Services division.  Sara has worked at Fidelity Investments as Vice President of Management Effectiveness.  She has also been a consultant with The HayGroup, where she led HR consulting engagements primarily in the areas of organizational effectiveness and management development.

Sara serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Children’s Museum. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA, with a concentration in HR, from Vanderbilt University.

LVCC N210-212
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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